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Black Christmas

Director(s)
Bob Clark
Country
Canada
Year
1974
Language
English
Duration
98 min

Canadian horror masterpiece and progenitor of the Holiday-themed slasher sub-genre, Black Christmas is truly the ultimate Christmas horror classic.

Before Halloween…before Friday the 13ththere was Black Christmas, the Canadian horror masterpiece and progenitor of the Holiday-themed slasher film sub-genre. Shot around the University of Toronto, and inspired by a series of murders that took place in Westmount in Montreal (as well as incorporating elements from the urban legends from the era), Bob Clark’s film tells a terrifying tale: still on campus during the holidays, a group of sorority girls start receiving obscene phone calls…until one of them disappears. Relying on an ever-menacing, velvety atmosphere, and genuine psychological terror and wintery isolation (rather than the mindless gore of the many knock-offs that followed), Black Christmas is truly a Christmas classic: one of those films begging to be (re)considered every season, for its exemplary cast (including John Saxon and Margot Kidder, notably) and long-lasting influence on the genre.

 

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Director(s)
Bob Clark
Country
Canada
Year
1974
Language
English
Duration
98 min
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